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Residential Water Testing

Piper - Scent Dog

Indianapolis Residential Water Sampling and Testing

Some contaminants found in drinking water have been linked to cancer and other toxic human health conditions. Many contaminants have no taste, odor, or color. If you are having any concerns about your drinking water, get it tested. Testing options run from basic coliform bacteria testing to more advanced microbiological and chemical testing. Aegis tests drinking water for clients purchasing a new home, drilling a new well, or various other purposes. Focusing on sample integrity and quality procedures, Aegis provides accurate results promptly. Aegis is capable of testing your water for:

  • Drinkability/potability
  • pH
  • Hardness
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Radon
  • Metals
  • Pesticides/herbicides
  • Many Others

Frequently Asked Water Testing Questions

Do I need to test my water?
Possibly, it depends if a public water system supplies your water or if a private well supplies your water. All public water systems in the U.S. must follow the standards and regulations set by the EPA. EPA regulations that protect public water systems do not apply to privately owned wells or other individual water systems. Generally, it is unnecessary to test your water when a public water system supplies it. However, the public water system does not test the water in each house to which water is provided. Be aware, aging water pipes and solder may release lead into the water supply. You can contact your local public water company and request a water quality report known as a Consumer Confidence Report.

Owners of private wells are responsible for ensuring that their well-water is safe. If a private well supplies your water, the EPA recommends you have your well tested once a year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. If you suspect other contaminants, be proactive and test for those as well.

Can I collect my sample?
Yes, most testing laboratories or services will supply sample containers. Use the containers provided to you and carefully follow the instructions to collect, preserve, and handle water samples. Results may be inaccurate if the samples are collected improperly.

How much does it cost to get my water tested?
The cost depends on which tests and the number of tests you need. State and local health or environmental departments often test for nitrates, total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and pH. If you want a professional to collect the samples and have them tested for these contaminates, call our office and we will prepare a proposal of costs for your specific needs.

Drinking Water Links:

EPA Drinking Water

Client Testimonials


Our Commitment To Our Clients

Throughout time many things change, one thing that remains consistent is our sincere dedication to our clients. You can trust Aegis for quality, dependable service that is done within the framework of good science. Our staff takes great pride in being service-orientated and going the extra mile to meet our clients’ expectations. Our professional staff will get the job done and work in a manner that will give you the peace of mind you deserve while taking care of your environmental needs.


Jillian Holloway
Jillian Holloway
March 1, 2023
Mya was thorough, knowledgeable & friendly! She went above and beyond to help today! She has a strong background in environmental science and an excellent work ethic! She made sure our questions were addressed and took the time to explain her findings! Keep it up!
Mélanie Clapiès
Mélanie Clapiès
June 23, 2022
We had a fantastic experience with Aegis all along. They were prompt answering and scheduling us for an inspection. Jonathan Hoover came to check our basement for asbestos. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to kindly answer our many questions. It was so reassuring to work with someone so professional, patient, and so accommodating! I would absolutely recommend working with Aegis and won't hesitate hiring their services again in the future.
Rumeet Mehta
Rumeet Mehta
May 30, 2022
Best service, highly recommend!
Kyle Dougherty
Kyle Dougherty
May 24, 2022
Mya was my technician and was quick and easy to work with. Their prices are higher then the others but to me it was worth it since they kept their promise time to get results. This made things much easier for me since I was waiting for these results for my mortgage. Thanks Aegis!
Vance Nonno
Vance Nonno
April 12, 2022
Aegis provided excellent service. The inspector/worker, Jonathan Hoover, that came out was very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Aegis Environmental for any residential asbestos concerns.
Seth Wilcock
Seth Wilcock
January 28, 2022
Fantastic company to work with. I'm under contract to buy a home and an underground storage tank was discovered by my home inspector. After a call with Aegis, they were able to get out to the property quickly to assess the problem. Turns out, there are FOUR underground storage tanks present since the property is multi-family. They have been very thorough, professional, and communicative to work with so far. I highly recommend working with them for any/all of your environmental remediation/cleanup needs.
Lily May
Lily May
December 1, 2021
Jonathan was extremely responsive and answered any questions I had immediately! I appreciate his willingness to update me every step of the way and provide me with results I could feel confident in. Highly recommend doing business with this company! You can tell they truly appreciate their customers and put 100% effort into every test!
Andre Malone
Andre Malone
November 9, 2021
Excellent Service. Tech was very informative
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